Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lynn | 2010/10/05


Runny nose and sneezing

My son has runny nose and sneezing a lot especially in the morning with a lot of mucus. as a result he has tendency of clearing his throat now an then, its like he has a phlegmy throat. By the way he is 3years old. please advice. His paediatrician does not seem to find a solution for this, the medication works for a while then he starts again.

Thanking you in advance.

Expert's Reply



This sounds like a nasal allergy problem which is known as 'allergic rhinitis'. Your son can easily be treated for this and he will respond very well. He needs to be tested to find out what is causing his allergy. It would be best to see a paediatric allergist. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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Posted by: T | 2010/10/05

Has he ever been tested for allergies? My son has the same problem &  we were told there''s nothing more they can give than what he already has. We give him deselex once a day as well as nasonex ( nasal spray) once daily. He''s 2. But he still gets a runny nose &  coughing now &  then.
Good luck!

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